Lauren Zhang returns to the Granary with two pieces by Robert Schumann revealing his two constant preoccupations, love and madness; the first a lifelong joy, the second a lifelong fear which eventually and tragically came to pass. Schumann described his F sharp minor sonata as ‘a single cry from the heart’ for his beloved Clara. It is conceived on a grand scale with tremendous sweep and passion. The multi-movement Humoreske flits from one mood to the next, presenting us with an image of the composer’s mind. Lauren’s programme opens with Bach’s majestic Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, a legendary piece in its own time and still astonishing in its inventiveness and harmonic intricacy.
At the age of 16 Lauren won the 2018 BBC Young Musician Competition, performing with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to widespread critical acclaim. Since then her solo appearances include her debut at the BBC proms and concertos with the London Mozart Players, European Union Chamber Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia. In 2020 Lauren made debuts with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Her solo recitals have been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She is currently studying Chemistry at Harvard University.
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